Tenure Track position in Women and Gender Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University, Department of Women & Gender Studies
Canada

 

Tenure Track position in Women and Gender Studies


Faculty/Academic Area : Faculty of Arts


Department : Women & Gender Studies


Campus : Waterloo


Position Summary :


The Women and Gender Studies Program at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a Tenure Track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of women, gender and feminist studies beginning July 1, 2018, subject to budgetary approval.



This position is a fulltime appointment in Women and Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program in the Faculty of Arts. Responsibilities include teaching, research and participation in program leadership. The position will be responsible for teaching core courses in the Women and Gender Studies program. Candidates should have experience teaching large undergraduate lecture courses, evidence of a strong program of research and a publication record in women, gender studies and feminist studies. Academic leadership skills are required as the successful candidate will also participate as a member of the coordinating committee and will be expected to share in the leadership of the program in the rotational role as coordinator. The successful candidate will be able to apply experience in community engagement and liaison.



Qualifications for the position include a PhD in Women and Gender Studies or in a related Social Science or Humanities discipline, a strong program of research and publication record in women, gender and feminist studies, experience teaching women and gender studies courses at the undergraduate level. Experience with teaching large undergraduate courses is required. Areas of teaching and research specialization may include, but are not limited to: feminist and intersectional approaches to political, cultural and social representation; reproductive justice; Indigeneity; transnational feminism; gender and sexuality; critical race studies; critical ethnic studies.



Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier and copies of recent publications, a 1 – 2 page statement of current and prospective research interests, and contact information (address, telephone, and email) for at least three referees to:



Dr. Carol B. Duncan, Coordinator Women and Gender Studies Program Wilfrid Laurier University 75 University Avenue West Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5



Note: Electronic submission of applications is preferred to wgshiring@wlu.ca



Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2018.



Applicants can learn more about the Program and current faculty research interests at https://www.wlu.ca/programs/arts/undergraduate/women-and-gender-studies-ba/index.html



Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. Laurier welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and a person of any sexual identities and gender identities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships, however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:



Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada; No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada



Members of designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to: Dr. Richard Nemesvari, Dean of Arts at rnemesvari@wlu.ca. Further information on the equity policy can be found at:
https://www.wlu.ca/about/governance/assets/resources/8.4-employment-equity.html.



Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact the Dean of Arts Office at 519-884-0710 ext. 3361 or at artsinfo@wlu.ca.



The Faculty of Arts wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All nominations and applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Search Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.

 


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